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MCA Alberta offers education and training programs through a variety of learning opportunities designed to meet unique mechanical and service contractor needs. This is accomplished through member meetings featuring guest presenters on broad industry topics, product specific technical training, HR and other soft skills training, business skills and succession planning.

These programs are designed for owners and senior management, service managers and technicians, HR leaders, frontline field and office staff to keep you current and grow your career.

 

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March 2020

COURSE- Field Scheduling- Edmonton

March 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edmonton Construction Association, 10215 176 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 1M1 Canada
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$295.00

FIELD SCHEDULING- Who does what when in the field? The aim of this course is to provide tools for scheduling at the Site and Crew Level. Site Management (Superintendent, General Foremen and Foremen) influence millions of dollars of construction a year. They must ensure that all resources are being used efficiently with minimal waste. Yet often, they receive very little in the way of training on how to plan and schedule field activities. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Topics covered: Planning Principles Network…

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COURSE- Quality Management

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association, 2725 12 Street NE
Calgary, AB T2E 7J2 Canada
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$295.00

QUALITY MANAGEMENT Clients want the project they are paying for as articulated in their drawings and specifications. An effective Contractor Quality Management system will help build the project right the first time and greatly reduce rework during the construction phase and reduce warranty callouts after Total Performance. LEARNING OBJECTIVES This course is ideal for Construction Supervisors, Project Managers, and Project Coordinators or any other role involved in QM. Topics covered: Obtain basic knowledge in understanding and using an effective performance…

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SEMINAR- Performance Management & Progessive Discipline- Edmonton

March 18 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Electrical Contractors Association, 17725-103 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5S 1N8 Canada
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$65.00

PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND PROGRESSIVE DISCIPLINE When employees are not a fit for their job or the organization, the decision is made to sever the employment relationship. But, before that choice is made, we can communicate our expectations and support employees in turning things around. In this practical workshop, you will gain tools and techniques in how to manage this process with employees on your team. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this session, HR staff, supervisors, and managers will be able to:…

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COURSE- Field Productivity- Edmonton

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Edmonton Construction Association, 10215 176 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 1M1 Canada
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$295.00

FIELD PRODUCTIVITY Contractor success depends heavily on the field production of tradesmen. This seminar will define Field Productivity, discuss the effects of low Field Productivity and outline approaches to increase Field Productivity. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Construction Supervisors, Project Managers, Project Coordinators and others will cover these topics: Introduction to Field Productivity The Contractor’s Role in improving Productivity The Supervisor’s Role in Improving Field Productivity Labour Productivity Equipment Productivity Factors that Impact Productivity Quantifying Lost Productivity Gold Seal Credits Available   This…

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SEMINAR-Create Consistent, Repeatable Sales Success

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$65.00

Create Consistent, Repeatable Sales Success (without discounting) Salespeople get paid based on the information they gather rather than the information they give, but typically we get that ratio backwards. Join, Hamish Knox from Sandler and get tools, techniques and mindsets that will support you in exiting the “buyer/seller dance” and create consistent, repeatable, sustainable and scalable sales success. Salespeople will leave with concepts they can apply immediately after this session and sales leaders will get additional tools to reinforce content…

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COURSE- Change Order Management

March 25 @ 7:45 am - 4:30 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$315.00

CHANGE ORDER MANAGEMENT Changes are an inevitable part of the construction process but if not managed well, change orders can cause unnecessary project disruptions and lead to cost increases and schedule delays. This course will provide participants with best practices for successfully navigating this complex project management challenge. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Identify changes from the original contract Document the changes Price changes fairly and realistically Present and negotiate changes collaboratively Understand the importance of early detection of change orders Negotiate delay…

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April 2020

COURSE – Becoming A Trusted Advisor

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mechanical Contractors Association (Chinook Room), 2725 12 St NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E7J2 Canada
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$190.00

Smart business people know that your options to stand out from the competition are limited... cut prices? Not very profitable. Improve product quality? Certainly, but that can take substantial time and money. The fastest, most cost-effective way to differentiate yourself is to focus on your service. Customer service can no longer be merely average or simply friendly; it needs to be remark-able. That means you and you team members need to be seen as Trusted Advisors. Here's your opportunity to…

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PRODUCT SPECIFIC- Boiler Maintenance and Cleaning

April 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Master Group, Bay 3, 3401 19 Street NE
Calgary, Alberta T2E 6S9 Canada
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$25.00

Join MCA to learn about new products and latest’s technologies to stay current in our industry. TRAINING- Boiler Maintenance and Cleaning 5:00 – 7:00 pm Dinner included Cost $25 Members $40 Non-Member Limited Seating available WHAT WILL TECHNICIANS LEARN? This interactive training will be as follows but not limited to: Installation troubleshooting maintenance Trouble Shooting Tips & Tricks

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COURSE- Construction Estimating Edmonton

April 20 @ 8:30 am - April 21 @ 4:30 pm
Four Points by Sheraton, 18540 100 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5S 0C2 Canada
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$595

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING Construction supervisors and leaders will learn skills and knowledge to estimate construction projects and prepare a successful bid. This course is designed for estimators and those with experience in construction that desire to be estimators or improve their knowledge of estimating. LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the course construction estimators will be able to:  Analyze projects and decide on which ones to bid Understand risk analysis and how to price this into a bid Do client risk analysis…

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SEMINAR- Orientation & Onboarding

April 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Electrical Contractors Association, 17725-103 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5S 1N8 Canada
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$65.00

ORIENTATION & ONBOARDING Did you know… Studies show that 19% to 37% of new employees quit within their 1st year and 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment. New employees who went through a structured onboarding program were 58% more likely to be with the organization after 3 years. Come to this interactive workshop to learn tips and ideas about how to improve your new employee orientation process. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this session,…

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